Reflections of Canada offers unflinching look at the nation on its 150th anniversary

June 2, 2017

Evolutionary biologist Philippe Tortell saw the 150th anniversary of Confederation as an opportunity to make a major intellectual statement about Canada.

Tortell, director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC, is a strong advocate for narrative storytelling to advance understanding of complex ideas. So what better way to commemorate Canada 150 than to prepare a book that tackles the nation’s most compelling concerns?